Direct-Coupled Moving-Coil Cartridge
The weight of the armature in the MC-1 was reduced by using a super-lightweight micro-coil.
The micro-coil consists of a wafer and a precision coil of approximately 1mm square formed thereon.
It's accuracy and reliability are extremely high, while unit per unit variations are minimised.
The weight is almost a one hundredth that of conventional coils.
Employment of a coreless coil eliminates the possibility of magnetostrition.
The magnetic circuit is constructed of a samarium cobalt magnet and an iron cobalt yoke in the vertical configuration for obtaining an excellent magnetic efficiency so that the merit of the direct-cpoupled construction can be fully utilised.
Type: direct-coupled, moving coil for 2-channel playback
Stylus: Shibata (0.1mm square diamond)
Channel balance: within 1dB
Frequency response: 10 to 50,000Hz
Stylus pressure: 1.5g
Load: over 30 ohms
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